Ted Sells wasn’t actually born in Colorado, but he’s every inch an Evergreen native.
In point of fact, Sells was born at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California. His dad flew fighter jets for the Corps before mustering out of the service and into a long tour with Johns Manville at its home base in New York. When Johns Manville moved its headquarters to Colorado, the Sells family flew west and made a three-point landing in Hiwan Country Club.
At Evergreen Senior High School young Ted was more interested in sports than anything else, batting, tackling and wrestling his way into the heart of the class president, a lovely Cougar named Karen. Completely uninterested in math-related fields, after graduating with Evergreen’s Class of 1976 he snapped up a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, married Karen, and enrolled in the law school at the University of Denver. It was during Ted’s freshman year at DU that his legal career got a boost from a decidedly unexpected direction.